Healthcare providers have a lot to deal with besides providing a quality care. The onus of the health care providers also lies on the overall development of a community at large. Healthcare organizations have to make sure they attend all incoming patients, reduce their waiting time, reduce infections acquired per thousands, thus providing a quality service in line with the prerequisites of a business for survival. SharePoint consulting on these areas can go a long way in streamlining your workflows and business intelligence system.
Collaboration in Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare operations involve a lot of communication, collaboration and workflows to make the organization more efficient. Besides, collaboration amid workflows plays a major role in dealing with critical contingencies. For instance, delay in a patient’s discharge process due to time lapsed in getting approvals from several administrative staff owing to enormous amount of paperwork, may increase waiting time of a patient who might need immediate medical attention. Further, due to the absence of doctors availability at odd hours, it would become hard to connect with critical cases that require immediate help. These are just a few examples of the caveat that lies in the collaboration eco-system in a typical healthcare organisation. It would be wise for an organisation to seek SharePoint consulting services from reputed service providers who have experiences in implementing SharePoint across healthcare organisations.
Metrics important for successful functioning of Health Care Providers
Efficiency, productivity, low cost and proper care together build the foundation of a successful healthcare organization. It is important to keep tabs on these metrics to set the organization in the right direction. While the current HIS and EPR systems facilitate information gathering, they lag in providing real-time data visualization of key metrics to make quick decisions. For a healthcare organization it is important to watch metrics like patient’s re-admissions, bed availability, infection acquired per thousands etc.
SharePoint Consulting for Healthcare
SharePoint consulting can help healthcare organizations become more efficient, productive and save time by providing a collaborative platform that leverages employees’ efficiency, mobility and bridges the gap that resides in the system. For instance, SharePoint dashboards can help keep real time tabs on metrics which are critical to the healthcare like bed availability, patients’ waiting time etc. They can also provide analytical data which can display the trends prevalent in the organization. It can provide alerts for an action. Rather than working on multiple excel sheets, it provides a one shot view of trends and drill down, presenting information in a more granular form to facilitate accurate decision making. Thus we see SharePoint works as a wonderful Business intelligence (BI) tool for critical decision making.
Besides, SharePoint renders a collaborative platform that allows healthcare staff to effectively communicate among themselves, work in synergy and manage time even at non-working hours. SharePoint enables healthcare employees like doctor, nurses and administrative staff access to relevant information to expedite clinical processes. It also enables people who are located at dispersed location access to the network, thus making collaboration easy even at odd hours. SharePoint features like document management and co-authoring make it easy for employees to manage documents and allows multiple users to work on a single document. These features can also be operated offline and are synchronized automatically once connected to the network.